Chris

Hey y'all - Cool Dad here. Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to thru-hike the AT. It remained a nagging thought in the back of my mind for nearly two decades - then it got loud enough to warrant my attention. So I quit my unfulfilling job(s) in Seattle and commenced hiking north from Springer in the spring of 2016. And I'm exceedingly thankful I did. The people I met, the things I saw, the gross foods I ate - not a day goes by without fondly remembering life on the trail. If you've already thru-hiked a long trail, you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you're thinking about tackling a long-distance hike, do it. Do it now. I'm probably gonna do it again...

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Eight (Overlooked) Essentials Every Thru-Hiker Should Carry

Eight (Overlooked) Essentials Every Thru-Hiker Should Carry

Throughout my 2016 AT thru-hike, I consistently carried one of the heavier packs on the trail. I knew this was gonna be the case when I started – and

Jan 7th : Chris
How to Eat (Well) on the Trail

How to Eat (Well) on the Trail

Almonds. You know, I was sure I'd be sick of these things by the time I finished my thru-hike. I generally remember the exact day I said no more to ma

Dec 26th : Chris